Dragon 2018

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Re: Dragon 2018

Post by Old Diggerdogk9 » Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:53 pm

I would just like to thank all the members who made me most welcome both at the Bruce Pollard and also the dragon It's fantastic to put forum names with faces... I think it's fare to say this year will be one to remember for its weather I trust everyone gets home safe ... the bike never missed a beat and is now a proper shade of shit green ! :lol:

Thanks again guys a cracking weekend
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Re: Dragon 2018

Post by mt bandit » Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:10 pm

Just got back caught the 8pm boat back to the isle of wight.
Interesting weekend. Certainly a test of stamina .
Great company .
Froze my spuds off .Nearly killed myself on the outfit a few times. And Stu 😶
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Re: Dragon 2018

Post by Derrick » Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:27 pm

mt bandit wrote:
Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:10 pm
Just got back caught the 8pm boat back to the isle of wight.
Interesting weekend. Certainly a test of stamina .
Great company .
Froze my spuds off .Nearly killed myself on the outfit a few times. And Stu 😶
Glad to hear you made it home. I arrived back at 10:30pm ;)

For those that don't carry one, get yourself a spare chain link, does not take up much space and another roadside repair. But make sure it's the right type, the non-O-Ring type does not fit O-Ring chains. :x

Thanks for the help on the chain, at least it got me to a pleasant cafe, with a very nice host until the lorry arrived. Unfortunately he only took me as far as Oswerstry Services, then had a 3 hour wait for the leg home. I owe you a spare link. I don't know how far it would have got without the plate, but to have another failure at 50MPH somewhere in the countryside was not worth the risk.

A really good ride there on Friday, reasonable on Saturday, missed storms in the mountains. Managed to keep hold of the tent Saturday night (although a few got trashed and others vanished (even with kit in), but everything got covered in mud.

Ride home with MTBandit, Jooles and diggerdog went well, until part of the chain decided to go AWOL.
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Re: Dragon 2018

Post by Old Diggerdogk9 » Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:10 pm

Derrick that's what you call sods law I had 2 spare in my tool box!
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Re: Dragon 2018

Post by twmtomos1 » Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:12 pm

i checked my chain before going ,and noticed the chain link had worn through,i nearly posted on here to check your chain ,iv still got the original chain that came with it from the army ,its a bit worn now ,iv done 17 000 km on it ,what millage should you get out of a chain?
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Re: Dragon 2018

Post by Derrick » Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:27 am

Old Diggerdogk9 wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:10 pm
Derrick that's what you call sods law I had 2 spare in my tool box!
As you say, "sods law". At least all worked out OK. Still, it all adds to the adventure. If you are travelling along the A5 near Llangollen, I can recommend a cup of tea at the Lime Kilns cafe, Froncysyllte, Llangollen LL20 7RA, UK, I was well looked after until the truck arrived.

I've not had a chance to check if the flailing chain did an damage other than remove a bit of plastic from the chain guard. I'll be adding a spare split link to the bag with the clutch cable and cam belt.
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Re: Dragon 2018

Post by twmtomos1 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:22 pm

i carry a spare link on the bar that runs along the handlebar ,so you know were it is
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Re: Dragon 2018

Post by chippy1 » Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:39 am

Thanks to everyone that came to the Dragon,
I am truly sorry that I didn’t get the chance to see you all but I was kept extremely busy,
Especially Saturday night Sunday morning 5 cases of hypothermia, 1 off in an ambulance
50 ish trashed tents and some very pissed people. We found 20 Rallyists on the Saturday night passed out pissed with no shelter
I think you all earned your badges, I saw one go for £77 on eBay :shock:
This years was truly a man test....
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